West Virginia taps Supreme Court over transgender middle school athlete dispute

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced on Wednesday he will ask the Supreme Court to step in after a federal appeals court found a state law violated the rights of a transgender middle school track and field runner.

Morrisey, who was standing alongside activist and former swimming athlete Riley Gaines when he announced the move, said he would file a cert petition to the nine justices as soon as next week. His decision comes days after the Biden administration finalized its controversial federal Title IX rule to expand the definition of sex to include transgender identities.

“Today is a great day, and we’re making a major announcement. We are going to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn [a lower court’s] challenge to the Save Women’s Sports Act,” Morrisey
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